Thanks for posting.
When going through treatment it’s not unusual to feel a bit forgetful or not as mentally sharp as before.
As Optimssy says the diagnosis, constant appointments, emotions and an anaesthetic can all impact on normal thinking and remembering etc.
It’s difficult to offer a time frame as to how long it may last but most women find it improves gradually over time.
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Yes, I think this is fairly common - i certainly had it after diagnosis, through my WLE surgery and rads and for some time afterwards. I think it is because after diagnosis there is so much info to take in, as well as having had the shock of diagnosis and the merry-go- round of appointments and an anaesthetic, that it all gets a bit much for the brain and the emotions, to handle. I didn't have chemo either (chemo brain is a known phenomenon) but at one point I was so concerned I did an on-line dementia test (I was 65 at the time) which showed I was OK in that department.
Over a year on and I am still a bit fuddled on occasion but I put that down to getting older and being retired so I don't need to be as mentally sharp as I once did. If your WLE was recent I'm not surprised you are experiencing this. It will pass. Best wishes for your ongoing recovery. xxx